In 1992 a significant grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities served as the catalyst for enabling the Archives Partnership Trust to establish early and important leadership.
Today the Partnership Trust is governed by a Board of citizens selected for their leadership and commitment to education and cultural affairs.
The H. W. Wilson Foundation and Furthermore...The Publication Program of The J. M. Kaplan Fund provided important support of the Archives publication program. Additional priorities were funded by Booth Ferris Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, J. P. Morgan Charitable Trust, The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc., Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Inc.
In 1997-98 the Governor included $7.5 million in his budget for the New York State Archives Research Center that opened in 2004. The facility provides new educational, public services, and a state-of-the-art and safe environment for New York's archival treasures.